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Old June 8th, 2013, 01:06 AM   #181
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Thank you.
I see that the underground part is on the existing section.
Are there any other underground part planned for the new section?
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Old June 8th, 2013, 01:30 AM   #182
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Thank you.
I see that the underground part is on the existing section.
Are there any other underground part planned for the new section?
Yes the existing part is almost entirely underground and 15km of the new section is going to be underground up until Bella Vista with the rest on viaducts and at grade. So it's going to be a total of almost 28km of tunnel from Chatswood to Bella Vista.
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Old June 9th, 2013, 05:38 PM   #183
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Inner West Light Rail Extension - Currenty U/C

Construction of the Inner West Light Rail Extension is on track for services to begin in early 2014.

Since major construction started in November 2012 there has been significant progress. Work is currently underway on all nine of the new light rail stops.

The stops are already starting to take shape with platforms in place at Waratah Mills and Lewisham West. Over the coming months the project team will complete construction of platforms for the remaining seven stops.

The project includes:
* A 5.6 kilometre extension of the light rail from Lilyfield to Dulwich Hill
* Nine new light rail stops: Leichhardt North, Hawthorne, Marion, Taverners Hill, Lewisham West, Waratah Mills, Arlington, Dulwich Grove and Dulwich Hill Interchange
* Procurement of new light rail vehicles
* Installation of power, safety, communications and signalling systems
* Real-time passenger information at the new and existing stops
* New access paths and facilities for changing between transport modes
* Kiss and ride parking and dedicated accessible parking spaces
* Measures to protect wildlife habitat and native vegetation along the rail corridor
expansion of the existing light rail stabling facility in Pyrmont.


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Dulwich Hill Light Rail Extension - Update 16 March 2013 by john cowper, on Flickr

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Dulwich Hill Light Rail Extension - Instant update - 31 March 2013 by john cowper, on Flickr

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Dulwich Hill Light Rail Extension - Instant update - 31 March 2013 by john cowper, on Flickr

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Inner West Light Rail Extension, Dulwich Hill, Sydney, NSW by dunedoo, on Flickr
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Old June 9th, 2013, 06:38 PM   #184
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I visited this a few weeks ago and it is looking really nice
Such a shame that the goods line doesn't go through an area like Manly

Has the idea of metro transport in Sydney (aside from the haphazard North-West Rail Link) disappeared? If so that would really be a shame

We need a sort of Premetro/Light Rail which is under ground in densely populated areas and coomes to the surface in suburban areas, IMO

For example, the UNSW link should be under ground for more portions than it currently is, but I understand the costs that that would bring...
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Old June 9th, 2013, 07:21 PM   #185
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Has the idea of metro transport in Sydney (aside from the haphazard North-West Rail Link) disappeared? If so that would really be a shame
Not exactly. There are plans to extend the NWRL through a new tunnel beneath the CBD and then link it to and convert the Bankstown line and the Illawarra line to Hurstville into metro. This should allow for greatly increased frequencies across other lines.
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Old June 10th, 2013, 04:16 AM   #186
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Having a private company run the NWRL is surely a recipe for disaster. Considering how bad transport integration is in Sydney, and the problems with bus companies and the airport line, you would think voters and even the Government wouldn't want to experiment with private operators again.

I assume this is a way of tackling the powerful unions involved in CityRail?

If the NWRL is going to be an integral part of Sydney's rail network then it should come under the same Government agency responsible for every other line.
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Old June 10th, 2013, 06:34 AM   #187
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Having a private company run the NWRL is surely a recipe for disaster. Considering how bad transport integration is in Sydney, and the problems with bus companies and the airport line, you would think voters and even the Government wouldn't want to experiment with private operators again.

I assume this is a way of tackling the powerful unions involved in CityRail?

If the NWRL is going to be an integral part of Sydney's rail network then it should come under the same Government agency responsible for every other line.
I really think that the NWRL should go through Rhodes, Olympic park, Strathfield and down past Broadway

I know that it would cost more and it may even be un-doable but it is not much greater a distance, connects people in the Hills District with the Olympic Stadium and the City without having to change trains and stops the North Shore Line becoming even more congested

Any other suggestions for alternative routes?
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Old June 28th, 2013, 06:38 AM   #188
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox4EG4KGATA



I just posted a video to youtube of the Sydney Monorail which is set to cease operation on June 30, 2013. I spent most of January in Australia and spent countless hours riding and filming the monorail. I am very sad to see such a photogenic and iconic monorail torn down. I think Sydney will be lacking a very popular tourist draw.

I would be grateful if you could 'like' and/or comment on the video.

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Old July 1st, 2013, 02:57 AM   #189
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Sydney Monorail closes after 25 years of service

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Old July 1st, 2013, 06:58 PM   #190
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I just posted a video to youtube of the Sydney Monorail which is set to cease operation on June 30, 2013. I spent most of January in Australia and spent countless hours riding and filming the monorail. I am very sad to see such a photogenic and iconic monorail torn down. I think Sydney will be lacking a very popular tourist draw.

I would be grateful if you could 'like' and/or comment on the video.

Thanks,

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The monorail was always stupidly expensive though I felt. As a tourist I didn't actually use it at all because of the price and the fact that I could walk the route perfectly well (and yes I know that isn't the point of taking the monorail but still).

Plus the infrastructure associated with it always seemed bulky and ugly actually. I wasn't a fan.
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Old September 10th, 2013, 10:29 AM   #191
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When will the extended tram route towards DULWICH HILL & RANWICK will be opened.

It clearly states that monorail is not and ideal public transport.
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Old September 10th, 2013, 10:51 AM   #192
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When will the extended tram route towards DULWICH HILL & RANWICK will be opened.

It clearly states that monorail is not and ideal public transport.
Monorail works if it isn't a useless loop that costs more than Croceus's underpants. Monorail has proved to be very successful in Tokyo and Osaka for example (Chiba Monorail, Tokyo Monorail, Tama Monorail, Osaka Monorail).
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Old October 10th, 2013, 06:06 PM   #193
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Old October 10th, 2013, 06:18 PM   #194
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With the demise of Cityrail, this is likely to be the new Sydney Trains Map, as posted at Transit Maps Tumblr page:
http://transitmaps.tumblr.com/

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Old October 10th, 2013, 09:59 PM   #195
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Monorail has proven itself to be an efficient, safe, reliable, and cost effective mass/rapid transit technology and this is why there are more mass transit monorail systems under construction now than at any time in history.

People complain about monorails and use stupid loop lines as examples. Tell me, if Sydney had built a elevated heavy rail system downtown in a loop would the ridership have been any higher? Of course not. The Chongquin monorail which is only 5 years old is already carrying 450,000 passengers a day. The new Sao Paulo system with have capacity of a staggering 49,000 pphpd..............higher than almost all heavy rail systems any where on the planet.

Monorails are finally getting the respect they are due and Sydney's failure had everything to do with poor transit planning and absolutely nothing to do with monorail technology.
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Old November 14th, 2013, 11:02 PM   #196
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CBD & SE Light Rail will start construction next year and is expected to handle 31 million passengers a year.
There's also a new website up and running with more info and renders on the project. http://www.sydneylightrail.transport.nsw.gov.au/
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Monorail has proven itself to be an efficient, safe, reliable, and cost effective mass/rapid transit technology and this is why there are more mass transit monorail systems under construction now than at any time in history.
Sydney's monorail was not built as mass transit, it was built to link the CBD to what was, in 1988 the newly built Darling Harbour area. A job it did very well.

Now whilst the light rail may well have taken over part of that function, it starts at the southern end of the CBD at Central station, so now there is now no link from the heart of the CBD to Darling Harbour. Whether such a link is still required is debatable of course as the area around Darling Harbour has grown considerably and most of the newer area (such as the Casino area) were not on the monorail.

Still it is a loss to Sydney IMO.
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Old November 16th, 2013, 12:00 PM   #198
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I guess the next step for light rail in Sydney is to send a line down Liverpool street, then down Oxford street, all the way to Bondi Beach.
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Old December 25th, 2013, 07:31 PM   #199
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Old December 26th, 2013, 01:55 PM   #200
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Recent news clip about the North west rail link, the first stage of the planned 'rapid transit' network, with a focus on the elevated section.



Oh, and please ignore all that talk about the 'future'
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